FAQ

  1. We have been told we need to undergo In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with or without ICSI. Can you please inform us about the details of the treatment ?

    There are several protocols that we use in the initiation of an IVF cycle. Most commonly, you will be asked to present to our center few days before your period for an ultrasound. If all is well, you will be given an injection (usually called Gonapeptyl or Decapeptyl) and you will be prescribed daily injections that you will take once your menses starts. The injections will induce the growth of the follicles. Once these follicles are 18mm in diameter, the doctor will give you an appointment for the aspiration of the follicles (retrieval) which will be followed a few days later by the transfer of embryos.

  2. We have heard about EVE Fertility Center from a friend who got pregnant at your center following IVF. Can you tell us about your success rates?

    IVF Success rates depend on many factors including the patent’s age, ovarian reserve and the quality of service provided by the IVF center in question. The overall pregnancy rate at our center over the last five years has ranged between 40 to 44%, reaching a peak of 52% at ages below 30, 47% at ages below 37 and 41% at ages below 40. For ages between 41 and 44, our pregnancy rate is 18%.

  3. We have three daughters and are looking for a way to have a son. Is there a guaranteed way to do so?

    There are many methods doctors may use to increase the chances of a couple to choose the gender of their offspring. However, among these there is only one method that has proven to be effective with a 98% guarantee of success. This method is called pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, commonly known as PGD. To do this, the couple must undergo In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), where a cell is taken from each embryo and tested for gender. The embryos with the desired gender are then transferred to the uterus as with regular IVF.

  4. I am 30 years of age and have been married for 5 years. I have undergone 5 IVF procedures so far and none of them succeeded. All my tests and my partner’s tests are normal. Doctors always tell us there is nothing wrong with the embryos. What should we do?

    There are many causes of IVF failures in young patients who show apparently unexplained reasons for such failures. We should always check for uterine factors not seen by regular imaging, blood components that may interfere with the immune system and blood coagulation, sperm DNA quality as well as chromosomal abnormalities that may be present in either one of the partners.

  5. Is there a glue that can be used to enhance the success rate of IVF and help the embryos implant and “Stick” to the uterus?

    No, there is no glue in IVF. Some doctors and some sites may advertise for what they call as “embryo glue”, but this is not a ‘glue’, just simply a regular medium that everybody uses in IVF. It is easy to see why patients fall for such attractive lies.

  6. My husband Semen analysis showed zero sperm count. What can we do?

    In such case, we should check if your husband’s problem is hormonal (from the glands) or testicular (from the testicles). We should do a blood hormonal test which will tell us whether we can prescribe medications (usually injections) to improve the sperm count, or we can retrieve sperm from the testicles (usually by needle) or whether the case is hopeless.

  7. Is there a place for stem cell treatment if a man has complete absence of sperm in his testicles (Azoospermic) with negative testicular biopsy?

    Although stem cell treatment may be available in the future, there are still no wide clinical application to date. Patients are advised not to fall for doctors who pretend to offer such treatment.

  8. We have been told about testicular mapping. Is it available at your center?

    Testicular mapping is a very invasive procedure which is used as a last resort for the retrieval of sperm in patients who have Azoospermia and negative testicular biopsies. The testicles are invasively cut in half and sperms are looked for under microscopy. This procedure is still rare and its success is questionable and only few centers offer it in the United States.

  9. I am 46 years of age and my IVF doctors advised me to opt for a cycle of IVF. What do you advise?

    If you are above 45 years of age, your chances of having an ongoing pregnancy using IVF is zero. We can safely say that most patients who conceive after the age of 45 do so via oocyte donation and not regular IVF.

  10. Is there a law limiting the number of embryos you transfer in UAE?

    In the UAE, we cannot transfer more than 3 embryos while doing IVF. If you respond with more than 15 oocytes, we advise you to freeze part of your oocytes and use the other part since embryo freezing is not permitted as well.

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